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Posted: 9/7/2007 12:14:07 PM EST
For reference:Link

I asked the Senator to see if he could get the Masada considered as it is a American made weapon(vs HK-German, FN-Belgian, etc..).  

Here is his response:

September 5, 2007

Mr. Solidius (edited)
123 some street(edited)
Somewhere, Oklahoma 99999(edited)

Dear Mr. Solidius,

Thank you for your message regarding the Magpul Masada rifle. I appreciate your recommendations.

My staff and I are familiar with the successes of Magpul. They are a great example of how American creativity and innovation can build better products. However, my intent in pushing for the Army to compete its new rifle procurement is not to steer them toward any one particular product - only the best one. Through a full, fair and open competition, I am confident the best weapon system will be found. Our troops deserve nothing less. I am confident Magpul's products will be a formidable challenger but it is nonetheless my desire to let the competition play out and allow the Army to review the findings.

Thank you again for your message and for your suggestions. I value your opinion and I hope you'll keep in touch.

Sincerely, A

Tom A. Coburn, M.D.

United States Senator

As far as I know the Masada is not being considered at this point

Link Posted: 9/7/2007 12:15:41 PM EST
Well at least they're aware of it.
Link Posted: 9/7/2007 4:49:32 PM EST
The Doc is a good man......hopefully he'll give it some good thought!
Link Posted: 9/7/2007 7:18:59 PM EST
least thats truly a unique reply and not some run of the mill crap.

not bad, its a start
Link Posted: 9/8/2007 1:57:31 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/9/2007 1:42:08 PM EST
You bet. Just observing the quality of products Magpul provides, and the dedication to bringing end users the best solution available,  I firmly believe the Masada has the potential to become a dominate weapon system and the best rifle to come out of the US since the M16.
Link Posted: 9/9/2007 3:06:42 PM EST
Well, lets face it th e XM8 should be tossed and the MASADA put in.

HK already had two firearms present and either the XCR or the MASADA as American made firearms should be given a seat at the table.

With the current rifle in the competition I see the SCAR as the winner.
Link Posted: 9/9/2007 6:14:57 PM EST

. However, my intent in pushing for the Army to compete its new rifle procurement is not to steer them toward any one particular product - only the best one.

Then why isn't the Masada, XCR in it?

God. I think it would be great if they said "hey guys, you got a rifle send it in and we'll check it out."
Link Posted: 9/9/2007 8:08:35 PM EST
Wish AZ had a Senator like that.
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